The terminal building of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has received a new certification for its highly optimal indoor air quality and water quality.
YVR is now the first airport in the world to receive the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark designation by UL Solutions, a not-for-profit organization that conducts global safety certification.
Located 12 km from downtown Vancouver on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, and the second busiest airport in Canada, the 378,255 square metre facility recently underwent an extensive process to earn the verification, demonstrating excellent indoor air quality (IAQ) and water quality.
“As passenger travel rebounds, it is a critical time for airports to demonstrate a commitment to travellers, employees, and the indoor environment by leading with science to help validate quality and cleanliness,” said Sean McCrady, director of Asset and Sustainability Performance, Real Estate Properties at UL Solutions.
“By being the first ever to earn the UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air and Water for an airport, the Vancouver Airport Authority has taken a significant step in advancing indoor environmental health. Their bold action demonstrates a commitment to putting the health and well-being of YVR passengers and employees first, and we’re pleased they are placing their trust in UL Solutions to help them deliver on that promise.”
A UL Verified Healthy Building Mark for Indoor Air and Water demonstrates that indoor spaces at YVR provide healthier indoor air quality. It also shows a commitment by the Vancouver Airport Authority to create and maintain indoor environments that support occupant health, well-being and comfort, backed by the globally recognized expertise of UL Solutions in IAQ and building health.
“YVR is a global connection hub, and we have a responsibility to provide a safe, clean and efficient space for employees, travelers and the general community to move through,” said Arran McAteer, director, Facilities Maintenance at Vancouver International Airport.